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Old November 8 2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

What's the earliest mention of a Trill serving in Starfleet?
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Old November 8 2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Propably won't help you much, but
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Old November 8 2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

Pretty sure Jadzia Dax is the first canonical Trill seen serving in Starfleet. I don't think anyone was mentioned as serving prior to her, though I could be wrong. I never got the impression she was meant to be the first Trill in Starfleet, though given how secretive they were there couldn't have been very many, if any at all joined Trills serving at the very least.
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Old November 8 2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

IIRC, Torias Dax also served in Starfleet (as a shuttle pilot). And I believe Curzon was in Starfleet as well before he became an ambassador - Sisko once spoke of how he and Curzon served together.
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Old November 8 2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

Yes, Torias was a shuttle pilot, but there's no indication he was in Starfleet.

According to Memory Beta, Curzon never served, but rather had a posting as a diplomat on the same starship Sisko served on.
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Old November 8 2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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AIUI The Trill joined the Federation fairly early, in the 23rd Century. They've since become mainstays. Articles of the Federation stated that a Trill, Madza Bral, was the first non-Founding Five Federation President, c. 2230's, so I would take it the Trill would be well integrated into Starfleet by that time. By 2250 they'd be everywhere.
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Old November 8 2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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^Although we can safely assume that most Trill in Starfleet were unjoined, partly because most Trill period are unjoined, and partly because the Trill probably didn't want to subject their joined members to the risk of discovery.
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

My novella "The Stars Look Down" in the Vanguard: Declassified anthology established that Lieutenant Dastin was a Trill serving aboard the U.S.S. Sagittarius as a tactical officer in 2268. He will return in the new series Star Trek: Seekers.
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Old November 8 2013, 08:47 PM   #9
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

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^Although we can safely assume that most Trill in Starfleet were unjoined, partly because most Trill period are unjoined, and partly because the Trill probably didn't want to subject their joined members to the risk of discovery.
And yet, Starfleet is supposed to be for the Trill-seeking members of society, innit?

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Old November 8 2013, 10:00 PM   #10
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My novella "The Stars Look Down" in the Vanguard: Declassified anthology established that Lieutenant Dastin was a Trill serving aboard the U.S.S. Sagittarius as a tactical officer in 2268. He will return in the new series Star Trek: Seekers.
I can't remember - is he joined or unjoined?
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Old November 8 2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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My novella "The Stars Look Down" in the Vanguard: Declassified anthology established that Lieutenant Dastin was a Trill serving aboard the U.S.S. Sagittarius as a tactical officer in 2268. He will return in the new series Star Trek: Seekers.
I thought I remembered a Trill Starfleet officer in one of the Vanguard stories, glad to know I wasn't mistaken.
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Old November 8 2013, 10:29 PM   #12
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My novella "The Stars Look Down" in the Vanguard: Declassified anthology established that Lieutenant Dastin was a Trill serving aboard the U.S.S. Sagittarius as a tactical officer in 2268. He will return in the new series Star Trek: Seekers.
I can't remember - is he joined or unjoined?
It's never addressed in the books; it just hasn't come up. However, the series bible for Seekers specifies that he is unjoined.
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Old November 8 2013, 10:38 PM   #13
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My novella "The Stars Look Down" in the Vanguard: Declassified anthology established that Lieutenant Dastin was a Trill serving aboard the U.S.S. Sagittarius as a tactical officer in 2268. He will return in the new series Star Trek: Seekers.
I can't remember - is he joined or unjoined?
It's never addressed in the books; it just hasn't come up. However, the series bible for Seekers specifies that he is unjoined.
Well that would explain why I don't remember

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Old November 9 2013, 03:06 AM   #14
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Re: Trills in Starfleet - a question for the hivemind...

In Diane Duane's Intellivore, we meet a joined Trill Starfleet captain, Gohod Clif. The Clif symbiont is said to have served in space for two centuries, first in the Trill Private Service, and then in Starfleet after the forces were integrated. That would seem to indicate the merger happened sometime after the 2170s.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:45 AM   #15
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Pretty sure Jadzia Dax is the first canonical Trill seen serving in Starfleet. I don't think anyone was mentioned as serving prior to her, though I could be wrong. I never got the impression she was meant to be the first Trill in Starfleet, though given how secretive they were there couldn't have been very many, if any at all joined Trills serving at the very least.
The Trill (albeit different looking Trill) 1st appeared in TNG's 'The Host'. Kind of a Romulanish (?) Forehead.

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